Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) has eight medicine schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Colorado Denver, the highest ranked school in this group with a medicine program, has a total student population of 23,715. It is the 2265th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Medicine students from Colorado Springs schools who go on to become physicians, doctors, nurses, surgeons, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 274,160 people working as physicians and surgeons alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $173,860. Also, Anesthesiologists make on average $211,750 per year and there are about 37,450 of them employed in the US today.
Colorado Springs lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Colorado Springs area has 246,560 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,790 average annual salary.
Of the 8 medicine schools with a 100-mile radius of Colorado Springs, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Colorado Technical University comes out as the most expensive ($20,189/yr) for medicine students, with Red Rocks Community College as the lowest, reported at only $11,040/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Colorado Springs|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||36.3 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||47.3 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||49.0 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||53.4 miles|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||70.1 miles|